Top Linebackers Receive Offers

Two of the best defensive players in the South East took an unofficial visit to Tallahassee today and received some good news.

Dan Foster a 6-foot-0 - 215 pound linebacker from Blakely (GA) Early County was in Tallahassee on Wednesday afternoon for an unofficial visit with Florida State. He got some good news with an offer from his favorite team.

Foster is considered the No.2 best linebacker in the state of Georgia and he's also considered one of the top linebackers in the entire Southeast.

As a junior Foster recorded 80 tackles and four sacks. The 6-foot-1 and 220 pound linebacker is the first cousin of former Florida State cornerback Tay Cody.

Foster isn't academically qualified yet.

Today the Seminole coaching staff also offered Eugene Hayes a 6-foot-2 and 218 pound linebacker from Madison Country (Fla.).

Other teams were also in hot pursuit of his services. In addition to the Noles he was offered scholarships by LSU, Maryland, Syracuse, NC State, Auburn, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida.

Hayes is considered one the top pass-rushers in the Southeast. As a junior, he was third in the state with quarterback sacks (18 ½) by earning a spot on the class 2A all-state and all-big-bend team.

Recently in a jamboree showdown against defending 5A State Champs Daytona Beach Mainland, Hayes was all over the field. He intercepted a pass and broke at least five tackles for a long touchdown return. He also had two sacks, a tackle for loss and several tackles.

What would the Noles get in Hayes?

" Eugene sees the field so well," said Madison County Head Coach Frankie Carroll. "He finds a way to get to the ball and has great instincts. He'll be playing on Sundays soon."

Hayes is rated the No.28 best player on The 2005 South Hot 100 list.

The Madison Country has yet to qualify academically.

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